General Motors is developing a wealth of new tech features and deploying those features across its brands alongside new design and styling language. One of the items at the nexus of these developments is GM’s new electronic shift lever, which is already in place on multiple Cadillac and Chevy models. Now, GM’s new electronic shift lever is making its way to GMC, with the 2024 GMC Acadia and GMC Sierra EV being the first GMC models to adopt the feature.
For those readers who may be unaware, most GM vehicles are now equipped with GM Electronic Precision Shift (EPRS) technology, which reconfigures the vehicle’s shifting interface into an electronic / digital setup that removes the physical / mechanical connection between the shifter and the transmission / shift linkage. The benefits over a mechanical setup are numerous, and include a reduction in noise and vibration, plus smoother, more precise, and more responsive shifting, reduced cabin clutter, and less weight due to the elimination of the shift gate and linkage.
This technology can be implemented in multiple ways, including a joystick-style shifter, a steering wheel stalk shifter, and a push-pull-style button shifter. In the 2024 GMC Acadia and GMC Sierra EV, it’s incorporated as an electronic shift lever.
The setup is just like that in a series of newly introduced or just-revealed Cadillac and Chevy models, including the:
- 2023 Cadillac Lyriq
- 2025 Cadillac Escalade IQ
- 2024 Chevy Blazer EV
- 2024 Chevy Equinox EV
- 2024 Chevy Silverado EV
- 2024 Chevy Traverse
To note, GM Electronic Precision Shift tech was first available in the 2016 Cadillac CT6, followed by the 2017 Cadillac XT5 and 2017 Buick LaCrosse. As more and more features make their way to the digital realm, it’s certainly no surprise that shifting duties are part of that migration.